Ystalyfera Fallen

War Graves & Remembrance Graves

Daniel Davies

This is the memorial page for Daniel Davies, native of Ystalyfera, killed during the First World War.

The information on Daniel Davies comes principally from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, from the Labour Voice newspaper, and the Parish Burial Register (courtesy of the Swansea Archives).

NameDaniel James Davies
Date of Death15th July 1917
Place of Death
Age at Death23
Unit and RegimentWelsh Regiment; 18th Bn
Service Number43794
Additional Information Born at Swansea. Lived at Godre'rgraig.
Remembrance Grave  Pantteg Chapelyard - Pantteg Ystalyfera Row 5 No 2.
Grave inscription: Fell in France. Buried in Cemetery Hardicourt
Local MemorialsYstalyfera War Memorial
Marble Plaque - Pantteg Chapel
Swansea Cenotaph; Panel Army WWI under Welsh Regiment 18th Bn.
Family Details Son of Daniel John (Born Llanguick 1869 Died 21st September 1912)* Insurance Agent and Margaret Davies (Born Llanguick 1871-1930) of 3, Gate Terrace, Godre'rgraig, Swansea. Parents married in 1891.
Known Brothers Edgar John (Born Llanguick 1892) Tin Furnace Man
William (Born Llanguick 1893) Tin Plate Man
Albert Edward (Born Llanguick 1896) Coal Miner Hewer
Arthur (Born Llanguick 1898)
Known Sisters

Daniel Davies
To the left is the grave in Pantteg cemetery

From the newspaper reports, it would seem that Daniel Davies was first wounded in France in the Autumn of 1916, recovered and after returning to action was then killed at some time in July 1917.

From the Labour Voice newspaper, 30th September 1916 :-

News has been received by Mrs Daniel Davies near Godre'rgraig Post Office, that her son, Private Dannie Davies of the W F has been wounded in France. The extent of the injuries is not yet known. Private Davies had only arrived in France two weeks previously.

From the Labour Voice newspaper, 1st September 1917 :-

On Sunday evening last a memorial service was held at Pantteg Chapel to Pte. Danny Davies, son of Mrs. Davies and the late Daniel Davies, Old Gate, Godre'rgraig who was killed some time ago in France, and who previous to this had been severely wounded, returning to the battlefield the second time. The Revd. Ben Davies preached an appropriate and impressive sermon to a large congregation. The deceased soldier was the first member from the Church to fall in action. At the close of the service the band played the "Dead March", the congregation standing. Before enlistment Private Davies was employed at the Ystalyfera Tinplate Works.

The South Wales Voice newspaper records the death of his mother, Saturday 4th January 1930 :-

It is with deep regret that we record the death of Mrs. Margaret Davies, widow of the late Mr. Daniel Davies Gate Terrace Godre'rgraig, which took place with tragic suddenness on Sunday evening. The deceased lady, who was a native of the locality, was held in great regard in the district and had been a member of Pantteg Chapel for many years. Although she had not enjoyed exceptionally good health of late, Mrs. Davies was always able to attend to her household duties and was out and about on Sunday afternoon. She later complained of feeling unwell and desired the doctor to be sent for, but before his arrival and within 10 minutes of complaining, she had passed away. She was 63 years of age and leaves four sons, two of whom (Willie and Albert) emigrated to America about a year ago. The funeral took place on Thursday burial being at Pantteg.

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